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Apple on Monday announced a new MacBook Air model with a 15-inch display, powered by the company's M2 chip under the hood. It features an 8-core CPU and a 10-core GPU that is claimed to perform up to 12 times faster than the fastest Intel powered MacBook, according to the company. Apple also announced new Mac Studio and Mac Pro models at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) event. These computers are powered by M2, M2 Pro, M2 Max, and a powerful new M2 Ultra chip.
The new MacBook Air 15-inch price in India is set at Rs. 1,34,900 and is available in Midnight, Silver, Space Gray, and Starlight colour options. The Mac Studio (2023) is priced at Rs. 2,09,900, while Mac Pro with the tower enclosure and Rack enclosure are priced at Rs. 7,29,900 and Rs. 7,79,900, respectively.
The MacBook Air 15-inch features a 15.3-inch Liquid Retina display with up to 500 nits of brightness. It measures only 11.5mm, making it the world's thinnest 15-inch laptop, according to Apple. It features MagSafe charging, two Thunderbolt ports for connecting accessories and up to a 6K external display, along with a 3.5mm headphone jack. The MacBook Air 15-inch features an 8-core CPU with four performance cores and four efficiency cores, a 10-core GPU, and a 16-core Neural Engine. You also get a 1080p webcam and a three-mic array for clearer voice calls. The laptop also features six speakers and runs macOS Ventura.
The new M2 Max SoC in the Mac Studio (2023) is said to be up to 50 percent faster than the previous gen Studio with an M1 Max, while the new M2 Max SoC is said to be up to three times faster. The Mac Studio (2023) has higher-bandwidth HDMI, enabling up to 8K resolution and 240Hz framerates. With the M2 Ultra, Mac Studio supports up to six Pro Display XDRs. You also get Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, four Thunderbolt 4 ports, a 10Gbps Ethernet port, and two USB Type-A ports.
The Mac Pro (2023) looks the same as before but Apple has finally ditched the Intel Xeon CPUs with an M2 Ultra SoC. This gets you a 24-core CPU, up to a 76-core GPU, and starts with twice the memory and SSD storage compared to the Intel Mac Pro. It can also be configured with up to a massive 192GB of memory with 800GBps of unified memory bandwidth. Every Mac Pro (2023) is said to have the power of seven Afterburner cards for accelerating video rendering. Mac Pro (2023) features seven PCle expansion slots, and supports up to six Pro Display XDRs, along with Wi-Fi 6E and Bluetooth 5.3.